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South Tampa Chamber Honors Inaugural DEI Champions

South Tampa Chamber Honors Inaugural DEI Champions


TAMPA, FL - The South Tampa Chamber hosted their annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion luncheon on August 16 where four members were honored as DE&I Champions. The South Tampa Chamber Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Award honors and recognizes STCOC members (a person, business or organization) for their internal-facing programs, initiatives and activities focused on improving diversity, equity and inclusion for their workplace.

2023 South Tampa Chamber DE&I Champions:
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida
Community Tampa Bay INC
Bernstein Private Wealth Management (Alliance Bernstein)
Opal Hudson

“Embracing diversity, fostering inclusion, and promoting equity is the key to creating an empowered future for all. We celebrate those who champion these values, inspire us to be better, and who are working every day to build a world where every voice is heard, and every individual is valued.” said President and CEO Kelly Flannery.

The program was hosted by the South Tampa Chamber’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council. The South Tampa Chamber remains committed to creating a community where all feel welcome. The DE&I Advisory Council is working towards building action-oriented solutions focused on diversity, equity & inclusion including education, partnerships, and providing necessary resources for minority owned businesses.

About the South Tampa Chamber: Established in 1926, the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is an association of more than 600 businesses, organizations and individuals working together to make the South Tampa community the best place to live, work, and play. The South Tampa Chamber is recognized as a Certified Plus Chamber by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, a Three-Star Chamber of Valor by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2020 Chamber of the Year. Learn more at

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